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Been on the Internet since before there was an Internet. Remember UUCP, news feeds, and Gopher?


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comment Where to ask SEO Questions
checkpagerank net - Heh, except for Google and domain age, at one time the rest were relevant. The advice gleaned from that website will probably be relevant for 2006, so take it cum grano salis.
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comment How can I deal with advertisement revenues lost because of adblock?
The future called, we tend to use adblock to prevent malware installs now. Choose an ad network that doesn't consistently send a malvertisement through every other week.
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comment How can I deal with advertisement revenues lost because of adblock?
Choose an ad network that doesn't serve malware so we're not forced to run AdBlock Plus.
Oct
21
comment How to send more than 1gig of email attachment
In the good old days, we had utilities to split attachments into multiple pieces so we didn't kill the system like a 1G attachment would. Due to encoding bloat, that 1G will require 1.6G of SMPT friendly Mime64 or equivalent printable text to transfer. SMTP doesn't transmit binary, but ASCII encoded MIME attachments. There are better ways to do this.
Oct
21
comment robots.txt blocking specific files also block unnecessary URLs
Wouldn't it be easier and more proper to block mage via .htaccess rules? It is an executable that shouldn't be accessed through the web browser anyway, as in the command line only for module downloads and installs. With the robots.txt thing, you're only telling proper search engines to ignore it, it's still accessible for everyone else.
Oct
20
comment How many keywords is too many?
Then you need to figure out how to present it on the page so that Google doesn't consider it to be Keyword Stuffing Is it a specification for a product, or just an extraneous list of words in the hope Google presents your content. Maybe you need to figure some sort of tagging system like the Stack Exchanges use.
Oct
20
comment How many keywords is too many?
Straight answer => Any is too many. No known search engine uses Meta Keywords. Nobody can provide any evidence that it's worth wasting time on this particular item. You will get various vague surmises from "SEO Experts" who get money for filling it, but none of them have ever been able to give a straight answer as to what search engine actually uses it. It was dropped long ago as it proved to be a search engine spamming tool. The best use for it is for your competitors to scrape to see what your SEO Marketing focus is, in other words an information leak you might want to close.
Oct
20
comment How to see previous look and feel from cached versions of a hacked website?
Hindsite is 100%, but nothing is as easy as recovering from proper system backups.
Oct
14
comment Mail Hosting That Will Allow Outbound Bulk Mail?
All hosting providers any more pretty much either limit the number per hour or the number of identical emails that can be sent. They don't want their server operation flagged for spamming and will demand that you use an ESP (Email Service Provider). Non-Profit != Good Guys. They've all heard it before.
Oct
14
comment Mail Hosting That Will Allow Outbound Bulk Mail?
If you read the TOS for Google Apps for Business, they specifically restrict Bulk Mailing. There is a limit on how many identical emails can be sent and they do check.
Oct
14
comment Mail Hosting That Will Allow Outbound Bulk Mail?
Start slow and send out non-spam emails to train in for trust. Works well for non-profit type lists.
Oct
11
answered Is meta nofollow different from rel=“nofollow”?
Oct
11
comment nofollow doesn't stop crawling?
You've restricted following the link in robots.txt. Therefore the spider is restricted from reading the link to find the nofollow directive and generates the error because robots.txt overrides all. Catch 22 situation with chicken/egg precedence error.
Oct
5
comment How to report spam sent through my website contact form without blocking it?
The third option which is real life observation. Reporting it is a waste of time as the source for this stuff is usually completely outside of anyone's jurisdiction.
Oct
5
comment Are these SEO methods guaranteed?
I can smell SEO SnakeOil, mmm, slightly rancid.
Oct
5
comment Why do webhosts make you explicitly add which IP addresses can remotely connect to their MySQL databases?
Why is a username and password not sufficient? Because it's being sent plaintext and so a little packet sniffing and your database is accessible by anyone from anywhere. Not a hard concept to grasp, I'd think? Plus if you need remote access and have SSH access, it's pretty simple to run an encrypted tunnel and access the database remotely with security.
Sep
30
comment How to use DNS to set the subfolder of one domain to point to another domain
This will probably have to be some sort of .htaccess redirect. DNS doesn't do directories. It knows nothing of file systems.
Sep
29
comment What is the purpose of .black domains?
All these added extensions are just adding up to .dumb as indicated by Network Solutions new hopeful revenue extender of the week. Having .infinity new TLDs is just kind of crackerjack.
Sep
24
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Sep
18
comment New Google SEO benefit with SSL - with only a few sections in SSL, or always on?
@closenoc - And all those secure negotiations after marketing demands all those social buttons, analytics, ROI tracking, etc with several other off-domain sites and services per several people who've bothered with A/B testing works directly opposite to Google's other vaunted new ranking indicator, => Page Load Speed. Kind of humorous actually.